BBC Question Time: open thread

by Stephen Tall on November 22, 2007

Former Liberal leader Lord Steel is one of the panellists on tonight’s edition of Question Time (broadcast on BBC1 and online from 10.35 pm GMT).

He’ll be alongside Scotland’s Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon of the SNP, Scottish Labour leader Wendy Alexander, Scottish Conservative leader Annabel Goldie, and David Aaronovitch columnist for The Times.

If you’re watching, and want to sound-off, please feel free to use the comments thread.

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13 comments

Man, Christmas at the Alexander household must be a boring, boring day

by Russ on November 22, 2007 at 10:50 pm. Reply #

Ah, it seems I’m the only one here. And even I might give up, it’s so dull.

by Russ on November 22, 2007 at 11:03 pm. Reply #

No, I’m here. Strangely, I have little to say tonight.

Ha, Lib Dem question! We’re a party of back-stabbers!

by Laurence Boyce on November 22, 2007 at 11:09 pm. Reply #

Yes, Aaronovitch has it right. That was a glorious moment for the Lib Dems!

by Laurence Boyce on November 22, 2007 at 11:12 pm. Reply #

Can’t think why it’s quieter here this week than last week…?

by Stephen Tall on November 22, 2007 at 11:16 pm. Reply #

I was going to start a “who do you fancy the most?” line of discussion. But I’m guessing you would have put a stop to that fairly swiftly!

by Laurence Boyce on November 22, 2007 at 11:21 pm. Reply #

Come to this late but impressed by a couple of points made

David Aaronovitch saying the Huhne/Clegg spat was good because was about policy and that’s what political debate should be about

Man in audience saying at least we were electing our leader unlike Labour

Annabel Goldie pointing out that the current row over funding to Scotland is being misrepresented by English media; perhaps she should have a word with her Tory colleagues south of the border

by Bridget Fox on November 22, 2007 at 11:26 pm. Reply #

I’m a Liberal, Laurence – so if you’d said either of the two Davids it would have been fine 🙂

by Stephen Tall on November 22, 2007 at 11:27 pm. Reply #

They’re all Davids tonight… Aaronovitch claiming English voters want tuition fees and don’t want free social care cos that’s what we voted for. And has now gone on to defend extending detention without charge or trial. He sounds like an on-message Labour MP not a journo.

by Bridget Fox on November 22, 2007 at 11:32 pm. Reply #

Steel being sound and applauded on detention.

by Bridget Fox on November 22, 2007 at 11:33 pm. Reply #

Only problem is that my old Manchester mucker Aaronovitch is wrong and they didn’t actually debate policy at all.

They just did a spitty spat.

As if Lib Dem policy actually matters anyway.

You can say anything. And too many times when you get local power you are stuffed.

You should work on that.

Commit a bit.

by Chris Paul on November 22, 2007 at 11:36 pm. Reply #

NB Aaronovitch is not actually my mate. As such.

by Chris Paul on November 22, 2007 at 11:38 pm. Reply #

Ha. Haha.

Of course our policies matter. Why else would the Big Two keep stealing them if they didn’t?

We haven’t won enough votes to get a majority but we’ve never stopped winning policy arguments.

Too easy. Next troll please.

by Charlotte Gore on November 23, 2007 at 1:58 am. Reply #

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